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4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures

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4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures

The science (or art) of hiding messages is called steganography , and in the digital age, can be used to hide secret messages in innocent-looking images. Looking at the picture, you have no idea there’s a secret message hiding inside, but with the correct tools or passwords, the secret message can be revealed. As with everything, the digital and Internet age made creating these secret messages easier than ever.

24-05-2013
4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures
Upgrading to Windows 8? Get Settled In Faster with these Tips

Windows

Upgrading to Windows 8? Get Settled In Faster with these Tips

If it’s about time you purchase a new computer, that computer is probably going to come with Windows 8. Microsoft hasn’t included a tutorial with Windows 8 — aside from the cryptic “move your mouse into any corner” line — so you’ll need to do a bit of research to get up to speed with the latest version of Windows. Most users agree the key to getting along with Windows 8 is ignoring as much of the new interface as possible. Start with finding the desktop.

22-05-2013
Upgrading to Windows 8? Get Settled In Faster with these Tips
Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite

Windows

Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite

Windows 8 has managed to do a pretty decent job of putting all of your favorite and most-used applications right in your face with their rendition of the startup screen. Not all of us fancy it though. I personally skip straight the desktop. With all of these commonly-used applications so separated, daily tasks can seem like a hassle. Ubiquitous Player makes an attempt at alleviating that and serving as your Swiss Army Knife of application goodies.

21-05-2013
Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite
Get a Head Start On Your USB Toolkit With Windows System Control Center

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Get a Head Start On Your USB Toolkit With Windows System Control Center

I often joke about being the only IT guy with a 36-inch pipe wrench in his toolbox. Funny, but also probably true. But I do carry one IT tool in my kit that is just as powerful and hefty as that pipe wrench – the Windows System Control Center on my Tools USB flash drive. The WSCC is an interface that gives you access to the SysInternals and NirSoft suite of tools. It’s like having a 3 foot pipe wrench in your back pocket! Only considerably more comfortable.

21-05-2013
Get a Head Start On Your USB Toolkit With Windows System Control Center
Touch Up Your Photos With A Single Click Using Photo Commander 11 [Giveaway]

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Touch Up Your Photos With A Single Click Using Photo Commander 11 [Giveaway]

Sometimes you just want to fix up a picture without all of the baggage and learning curves that come with powerhouse image editors like Photoshop and GIMP. Obviously, a program as primitive as Paint won’t do, and even middle-of-the-road programs like Paint.NET sometimes won’t cut it. Thankfully, Ashampoo’s Photo Commander 11 steps in to fill the gap. We’re giving away 10 copies of Photo Commander 11 worth a total of $500 for free!

21-05-2013
Touch Up Your Photos With A Single Click Using Photo Commander 11 [Giveaway]
8 Features Missing in Windows 8 and How to Get Them Back

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8 Features Missing in Windows 8 and How to Get Them Back

Microsoft removed a variety of features from Windows 8. Many of them aren’t great losses to most people, but they are if you depended on them. Luckily, Windows 8 isn’t yet a locked-down mobile operating system, no matter how hard Microsoft is trying to make it into one. Most important features can be restored with high-quality alternatives, but replacements for other features are nowhere near as polished as Microsoft has removed the necessary theming code.

20-05-2013
8 Features Missing in Windows 8 and How to Get Them Back
Sticky Password Pro 6.0: Keep Your Passwords Safe and Organized [Giveaway]

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Sticky Password Pro 6.0: Keep Your Passwords Safe and Organized [Giveaway]

Online passwords are something of a double-edged sword. In order to be safe, you need to have multiple unique passwords that are complicated enough that they won’t be cracked or brute forced easily – but with every additional password, it becomes harder to track them all. The usual alternative is to use one password for everything, but this is not the path you want to take. Instead, use Sticky Password. We’re giving away 25 copies of Sticky Password Pro 6.0 worth a total of $750 for FREE!

13-05-2013
Sticky Password Pro 6.0: Keep Your Passwords Safe and Organized [Giveaway]
Project64 – The Best Way To Emulate Nintendo 64 Games

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Project64 – The Best Way To Emulate Nintendo 64 Games

I still remember the exact day that I unboxed my Nintendo 64. I’ve always been a huge gamer and a bit of a nerd, and that console was a big step for me. Playing my NES, SNES, and Genesis every day became a thing of the past once I got my hands on Wave Race 64, Super Mario 64, and Diddy Kong Racing. I never picked those consoles up again. The Nintendo 64 is definitely one of the best gaming consoles of all time.

12-05-2013
Project64 – The Best Way To Emulate Nintendo 64 Games
SpeedFan Tells All: A Free Windows App To Monitor Every Aspect Of Your System Temperature

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SpeedFan Tells All: A Free Windows App To Monitor Every Aspect Of Your System Temperature

Just as shorting a computer out will ruin it, making it run in temperatures it was never meant to take will cause it to malfunction. SpeedFan is a free utility for Windows designed to help you keep a close eye on just how hot your computer is getting, down to the individual component level.

10-05-2013
SpeedFan Tells All: A Free Windows App To Monitor Every Aspect Of Your System Temperature
Is the Microsoft Fix It Service Really Any Good? [MakeUseOf Tests]

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Is the Microsoft Fix It Service Really Any Good? [MakeUseOf Tests]

Have computer problems? Microsoft’s Fix It service attempts to fix them for you. If you’ve browsed Microsoft’s help pages, you’ve probably seen a variety of “Fix It” programs you can run to quickly fix a problem without walking through a complicated troubleshooting process. We’ve covered the Fix It Center in the past, but now we’re really going to put Microsoft’s Fix It service to the test.

10-05-2013
Is the Microsoft Fix It Service Really Any Good? [MakeUseOf Tests]